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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
made in china and india and other places, that flood into america and europe. what responsibility do businesses have that sell these products to try to find out what is going on at the origin of them? in terms of the sweatshops for the young kids? >> piers, good businesses will be checking the supply chains. they will be pretty sure where the goods are coming from. but businesses have to recheck, now that we know this christmas trade is being done. they've got to ask about who is the supplier? they've got to check whether the suppliers are using child labor. and they've got to monitor the conditions. there's got to be a combined effort from the companies themselves and from the governments of individual countries where we know child labor is being practiced. we managed with the help of the global march against child labor, an indian campaign, to get these children released from what was effectively slavery and bondage. they'd been trafficked into that trade, sold by relatives or by friends of the family, into being slaves. and we need greater vigilance on the part of the world of wha
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
to the future. there's a global deal waiting to be done with china, europe, india also involved in this and, of course, america itself, where we could build the confidence that is necessary to get higher levels of growth around the world. >> and finally, gordon brown, i couldn't let you go without asking the view of the single biggest news story to hit the planet in the last week, of course, the royal baby. >> it's incredibly important that we give them the privacy because her health is a massive issue. you can see that britain thinks we have a monarchy you can see, prince charles and prince william and then the baby that is -- comes from the pregnancy, you can see the monarchy stretching 100 years ahead. >> you certainly can. and long may they stretch. gordon brown, great pleasure talking to you. thank you. >> thank you very much. >>> and we'll be right back. i've been a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. n
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
there that could be laying the ground work for strategic help for rebel groups. also for russia and iran and china and other countries that support the assad regime to perhaps distance themselves a little bit from the syrian president. we have all those reasons that are coming -- that are like the pieces of the puzzle. you make it out. is the threat of chemical weapons being used against the syrians an imminent threat? you have a lot of opinions out there that that's not the case right now. >> good balanced approach. we like that. a lot of people just kind of beating the drums here. want to get the other side as well. thank you, paula. >>> seran is the onlying nerve gas we've been talking about so far in sear yashgs but they -- >> military analysts believe that syria may have one of the most extensive chemical weapons stockpiles in the world spread through production and storage facilities throughout the country. this, they say, is a result of an aggressive development program started in the 1980s, aided by the russians and the iranians, and has been cause for concern before. not only because the
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
opened three weeks ago in india. and in china, it's going to be the second biggest market for starbucks by 2014. they're going to have 1,500 stores in 70 cities in china in the next three years. >> and let's be clear about the fiscal cliff. i mean, the near-term impact is bad, right? a lot of people think it would be a recession, but lasting long-term impact, it would lower deficits, you know, and would cut into -- so -- >> dramatically. >> so this isn't the way to go about it. you want to scalp a hatchet, as i keep saying. but companies are trying to make long-term plans, even though near term they're very concerned about what's going on. >>> apple stock dropped more than 6% yesterday. watch that? shares down a little bit in premarket trading this morning. there are a few factors that traders suspect drove the selling. today there's another hearing in the patent case with samsung in california and a research report generated buzz that apple's tablet competitors could eat into its market share. apple shares were up 33% so far this year, right? so if somebody's taking some profits, they'
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
assembly from china to the u.s. frankly, that's a drop in the bucket for a company of its size. it's hard to say right now if that means expanding current operations or even building out brand new ones. apple has taken a lot of criticism for its relationship with fox con in china so bringing back jobs here would take a little bit of heat off. >> the news comes at an interesting time too because the company's stock is down quite a bit right now. it's fallen in the last couple days, right? >> you've got that right. apple shares were down before and now trading up a bit here about 1.5% trading at 547. the company hit an all-time high above 700 just this fall but since then it's really been a tough run for the stock. the big tumble came wednesday when shares of gadget giant slid more than 6%. the thing is there's no clear explanation as to why. some analysts are saying it's because of chatter that some firms raised their margin requirements on the stock and just to backtrack what that means. it's harder for investors to borrow money in order to buy it. others say it's because unlike so many o
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
, the biggest companies without a doubt in the world moving jobs out of china. bringing them back to america. apple c eo tim cook with this announcement. >> so we've been working for years on doing more and more in the united states. next year, one of the existing mac lines in the united states. >> existing mac lines. dan simons, you cover things technology here. apple's been under pressure to move production back here, back to the u.s. why now? >> reporter: well, you know, they've been under pressure to do this for sometime. something to do with the human rights an i buss in the plants and here's an opportunity to give back, you know, something to the american economy. the way you look at things is, you know, the company is going to be spending $100 million in terms of bringing back jobs to the u.s. some may say $100 million, you know, is not a lot of money considering that apple has more than $100 billion in the bank. but i think this is a positive sign in terms of how many workers we're talking about here -- >> how many jobs? >> reporter: we don't know precisely or the skills necessary. i
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
. >> there are two ways of looking at it. you're using cheap labor in china. you're not going to have that in the united states, and also you're talking about adding infrastructure costs, how that might impact their bottom line remains to be seen, but tim cook made it clear this is not a financial move necessarily. this is a move to really bring back jobs to the united states and do something positive for the american economy. >> for now apple isn't saying which computer will be built in the u.s. you can be sure a lot of people will wait to see that. stay tuned. >> a senate bombshell. tea party candidate jim demint catches everyone off guard announcing his return from the senate. my interview with him straight ahead. paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find
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